Preparing for Surgery

Surgeryinfo-icon is a standard part of breast cancer treatment. Almost everyone diagnosed with early-stage breast cancerinfo-icon has some surgery. Sometimes, people diagnosed with metastaticinfo-icon breast cancer have surgery, too.

Surgery is effective, but the recovery that comes with it can be tough. Sensitive skin, fluid buildup in the surgery site, and sore, tight or painful muscles can all be part of recovery. 

Watch the video to get tips from women who had surgery about how to prepare yourself and your home for recovery. 

What to Expect

Recovery Resources

Learn more about the different types of surgery and making decisions about your surgery.

Upcoming Event
Difficult Decisions: Breast Cancer Reconstruction Monday, November 12, 5:00 –7:00 p.m. (ET)
Attend in person in Philadelphia or via live webstream to learn about how to weigh the different reconstruction options.
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